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100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

1. You Can Never Cross The Ocean Unless You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore.

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    2. If You Want Something You Never Had, You Have To Do Something You’ve Never Done.

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      3. The Distance Between Your Dreams And Reality Is Call Action.

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        4. Stop Waiting For Friday, For Summer, For Someone To Fall In Love With You, For Life. Happiness Is Achieved When You Stop Waiting For It And Make The Most Of The Moment You Are In Now.

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          5. Nobody Is Too Busy, It’s Just A Matter Of Priorities.

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            6. Do What You Have To Do Until You Can Do What You Want To Do.

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              7. Ask Yourself If What You’re Doing Today Is Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow.

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                8. To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure.

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                  9. I Want To See The World. Follow A Map To Its Edges…

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                    10. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been.

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                      11. Don’t Wait. Life Goes Faster Than You Think.

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                        12. You’re Never Too Young To Dream BIG!

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                          13. It Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction.

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                            14. If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking.

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                              15. Don’t Call It A Dream Call It A Plan.

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                                16. Don’t Tell People Your Dream. Show Them.

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                                  17. If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn’t Matter Which Path You Take.

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                                    18. I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done Than The Things I Have Not.

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                                      19. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

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                                        20. Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.

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                                          21. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

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                                            22. I Have Got The Dreamer Disease

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                                              23. Some See A Weed, Some See A Wish.

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                                                24 . It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.

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                                                  25. If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun.

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                                                    26. Learn The Rules Like A Pro So You Can Break Them Like An Artist.

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                                                      27. Sometimes The Right Path Is Not The Easiest One.

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                                                        28. Do Not Pray For An Easy Life, Pray For The Strength To Endure A Difficult One.

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                                                          29. Sometimes Life Is About Risking Everything For A Dream No One Can See But You.

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                                                            30. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

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                                                              31. Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight.

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                                                                32. Don’t Quit. Suffer Now And Live The Rest Of Your Life As A Champion.

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                                                                  33. Keep On Dreaming Even If It Breaks Your Heart.

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                                                                    34. The Question Isn’t Who Is Going To Let Me; It’s Who Is Going To Stop Me.

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                                                                      35. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

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                                                                        36. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

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                                                                          37. Keep Your Hopes Up.

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                                                                            38. I Deserve To Be Happy

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                                                                              39. Can You Remember Who You Were Before The World Told You Who You Should Be?

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                                                                                40. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                  41. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

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                                                                                    42. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

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                                                                                      43. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                          44. Failure Is The Opportunity To Being Again More Intelligently.

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                                                                                            45. Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

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                                                                                              46. Someday, Everything Will Make Perfect Sense. So For Now, Laugh At The Confusion, Smile Through The Tears, And Keep Reminding Yourself That Everything Happens For A Reason.

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                                                                                                47. Don’t Waste Words On People Who Deserve Your Silence. Sometimes The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say Is Nothing At All.

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                                                                                                  48. They Laugh At Me Because I’m Different; I Laugh At Them Because They’re All The Same.

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                                                                                                    49. If You’re Lucky Enough To Be Different, Don’t Ever Change.

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                                                                                                      50. I Am Strong Because I’ve Been Weak. I Am Fearless Because I’ve Been Afraid.

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                                                                                                        51. Sometimes You Face Difficulties You’re Doing Something Wrong, But Because You’re Doing Something Right.

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                                                                                                          52. When You Start Seeing Your Worth, You’ll Find It Harder To Stay Around People Who Don’t.

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                                                                                                            53. Sometimes You Just Need To Distance Yourself From People. If They Care, They’ll Notice. If They Don’t You Know Where You Stand.

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                                                                                                              54. Don’t Tell Me What They Said About Me, Tell Me Why They Were So Comfortable To Say It Around You.

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                                                                                                                55. Don’t Let The Behavior Of Others Destroy Inner Peace.

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                                                                                                                  56. Don’t Downgrade Your Dream Just To Fit Your Reality. Upgrade Your Conviction To Match Your Destiny.

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                                                                                                                    57. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                                                        58. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’t Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

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                                                                                                                          59. I’m Very Picky With Whom I Give My Energy To. I Prefer To Reserve My Time, Intensity And Spirit Exclusively To Those Who Reflect Sincerity.

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                                                                                                                            60. Never Apologize For Having High Standards. People Who Really Want To Be In Your Life Will Rise Up To Meet Them.

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                                                                                                                              61. The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About.

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                                                                                                                                62. I’ve Never Met A Strong Person With An Easy Part.

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                                                                                                                                  63. The 3C’S In Life” Choice, Chance, Change. You Must Make The Choice, To Take The Chance, If You Want Anything In Life To Change.

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                                                                                                                                    64. One Of The Happiest Moments In Life Is When You Find The Courage To Let Go Of What You Can’t Change.

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                                                                                                                                      65. Sometimes You Have To Get Knocked Down Lower Than You Have Ever Been To Stand Back Up Taller Than You Ever Were.

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                                                                                                                                        66. An Arrow Can Only Be Shot By Pulling It Backward. So When Life Is Dragging You Back The Difficulties, It Means That It’s Going To Launch You Into Something Great. So Just Focus, And Keep Aiming.

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                                                                                                                                          67. Hope Is The Only Thing Stronger Than Fear.

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                                                                                                                                            68. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice

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                                                                                                                                              69. Your Mind Is A Powerful Thing. When You Fill It With Positive Thoughts, Your Life Will Start To Change.

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                                                                                                                                                70. Time Decides Who You Meet In Life, Your Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life, And Your Behaviour Decide Who Stays In Your Life.

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                                                                                                                                                  71. The Struggle You’re In Today Is Developing The Strength You Need For Tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                                                    72. Once You Start To See Results, It Becomes An Addiction.

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                                                                                                                                                      73. If You Can’t Stop Thinking About It, Don’t Stop Working For It.

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                                                                                                                                                        74. The Say If You Dream A Thing More Than Once, It’s Sure To Come True.

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                                                                                                                                                          75. If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.

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                                                                                                                                                            76. Believe You Can And You’re Halfway There.

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                                                                                                                                                              77. Make Your Dream Happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                78. Forget Your Past, Forgive Yourself, And Begin Again Right Now.

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                                                                                                                                                                  79. When You Face Difficult Times, Know That Challenges Are Not Sent To Destroy You. They’re Sent To Promote, Increase And Strengthen You.

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                                                                                                                                                                    80. Sometimes The Bad Things That Happen In Our Lives Put Us Directly On The Best Things That Will Ever Happen To Us.

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                                                                                                                                                                      81. What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

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                                                                                                                                                                        82. You Have To Be At Your Strongest When You’re feeling At Your Weakest.

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                                                                                                                                                                          83. You Were Given This Life Because You Are Strong Enough To Live It.

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                                                                                                                                                                            84. You Have Within You, Right Now, Everything You Need To Deal With Whatever The World Can Throw At You.

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                                                                                                                                                                              85. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

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                                                                                                                                                                                86. Wake Up With Determination. Go To Bed With Satisfaction.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  87. Growth Is Painful. Change Is Painful. But Nothing Is As Painful As Staying Stuck Somewhere You Don’t Belong.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    88. In The End, We Only Regret The Chances We Didn’t Take.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      89. Life Has No Remote, Get Up And Change It Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        90. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          91. Better Things Are Coming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            92. A Single Dream Is More Powerful Than A Thousand Realities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              93. If You Don’t Imagine, Nothing Ever Happens At All.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                94. Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  95. Things Take Time. So Just Be Patient.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. Be All In Or Get All Out. There Is No Halfway.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      97. Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        98. I Am A Daydreamer And A Nightthinker.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          99. Breathing dreams like air.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            100. Surround Yourself With The Dreams And The Doers, The Believers And Thinkers, But Most Of All Surround Yourself With Those Who See Greatness Within You , Even When You Don’t See It Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              101. She Dreams More Often Than She Sleeps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                102. Stay Positive, Work Hard, Make It Happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  103. We Are The Dreamers Of Dreaming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104. It Always Seems Impressible Until Its Done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      105. Dream On Dreamer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What Is Self Actualization? 13 Traits of a Self-Actualized Person

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What Is Self Actualization? 13 Traits of a Self-Actualized Person

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you ever heard of self-actualization? As someone who has been a personal development junkie for several years now, I was shocked to learn about self-actualization recently.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When I came across the term, I couldn’t help but think, “What is this self-actualization thing, and how have I gone so many years without hearing about it?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maybe you’re in the same boat. Perhaps you’ve read up on tons of other topics like self-limiting beliefs, how to gain more self-awareness, how to be more self-confident, but you’ve never heard of self-actualization.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don’t fret! I’m going to give you a crash course on what self-actualization is and which 13 traits are most commonly found in a self-actualized person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What is Self Actualization?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When I explore a new topic, I can’t help but start with examining the definition. This one comes from Google Dictionary:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “The realization or fulfillment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In my research, I found that the concept of self-actualization came from Abraham Maslow. Maslow was an American psychologist who is best known for his hierarchy of innate human needs. Like all hierarchy’s, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is listed in order of priority and is often represented as a pyramid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          At the bottom are physiological needs, such as food and water. Up from there is safety and then belongingness, which would include intimate relationships and friends. Above belongingness is esteem or things like prestige and the feeling of accomplishment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the very top of Maslow’s hierarchy rests self-actualization. And as we’ve seen in the definition, this means that the highest of human needs is to achieve one’s full potential.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So, if becoming a self-actualized person means realizing our greatest talents and achieving our greatest potential, how do we go about doing that? How do we achieve self-actualization?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 Traits of a Self-Actualized Person

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Let’s start by examining the top 13 traits of a highly self-actualized person and work backward from there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. They Practice Acceptance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people accept themselves and other people as they are, and they have no expectations for how people should be otherwise. They understand that no one is perfect, and they accept their own quirks, desires, and flaws as well as those of others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While many people wish they were different in some way, self-actualized people do not. They love themselves for who they are, and they do not apologize or feel guilt or shame for who they are.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Self-Actualized People Are Authentic and True

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A self-actualized individual has a strong sense of who they are. They have a deep understanding of their beliefs and values, and they live in congruence with those beliefs and values.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Because they accept and understand themselves, they are authentic and true to themselves. They do not pretend to be anything they are not. Not only are self-actualized people authentic, but they seek authenticity as well, both in people and in the world. They are quick to spot dishonesty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. They Possess a Strong Sense of Realism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Another characteristic of a self-actualized person is their sense of realism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To the average person, self-actualized people seem to have sound judgment or excellent gut instincts, but it’s far more than that. Their ability to logically and rationally evaluate the world allows them to spot dishonesties, fakes, and inconsistencies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people seek truth in everything they encounter, which gives then a keen ability to see behind the scenes more often than most people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. They Live in the Here and Now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Because self-actualized people are accepting and are grounded in reality, they are exceptionally good at living in the here and now. Self-actualized people do have goals, but they don’t focus on the future at the expense of the present.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For the self-actualized, the journey towards a goal is just as important as achieving the goal, if not slightly more so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. The Self-Actualized Are Autonomous and Independent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people are highly independent and do not conform to the norms of society. They do not depend on people, the world, or any external factors for their happiness. Instead, they draw satisfaction from their own development and personal growth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They are comfortable being alone, and because they are so independent, self-actualized people are not bothered by the opinions that others may have about them. They accept themselves as they are, and the opinions of others cannot change that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. They Have Excellent Moral Intuition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people do not allow themselves to be molded by culture or by society. They have an excellent moral compass, and they are deliberate about their decisions. They reject what they see as bad or evil, and they adopt what they see as good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Because they are driven by their own moral intuition, they have a strong code of ethics that cannot be swayed by society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The self-actualized do not accept everything as black and white, right or wrong, They evaluate all sides of an issue and make their own decisions based on what they believe to be right and just.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Self-Actualize People Seek Growth and Development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people not only draw happiness from personal growth, but they are also intrinsically motivated to develop their potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They have moved beyond Maslow’s first four hierarchies are no longer motivated by basic human needs. They know that they are capable of more in life and they’re driven to see how much they can grow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They also view their growth as a tool to help more people, not just themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. They are Problem-Solving, Humanitarians

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people have a genuine desire to help the human race. They are quick to spot problems in the world and, because they are problem solvers, they don’t hesitate to look for solutions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This genuine desire to help is not rooted in personal gain, glory, recognition, or any other self-serving motive. Self-actualized people have a strong sense of purpose and want to leave the world better than they found it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. They Have a Strong Sense of Purpose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Because self-actualized people are humanitarians and they seek never-ending personal growth. They often times adopt a mission or purpose that is far beyond themselves or their own needs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This mission is typically meant to solve a problem for the good of all mankind and gives them a powerful sense of purpose. This purpose demands much of their energy, and they are more than happy to spend their time making a significant impact on the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. The Self-Actualized Person Seeks Peak Experiences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people seek frequent peak experiences. These are not everyday experiences of joy—they are experiences that involve a heightened sense of wonder, awe, or ecstasy—a feeling of transcendence.[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Peak performances tend to be highly significant to one’s life. They are fulfilling, thrilling, intrinsically rewarding, and in many cases, feel very spiritual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While rare, peak experiences can happen for anyone at any time, those who are self-actualized deliberately seek out these experiences routinely.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. They Embrace the Unknown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While most people fear the unknown, self-actualized people embrace it. Self-actualized people understand that to grow as a person, you have to step beyond your comfort zone and into the unknown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people seek to reach their full potential, which means they have to explore the unknown. They cannot reach their full potential by staying where they are. They cannot cling to the familiar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They do not fear the unknown. Instead, the self-actualized welcome and embrace the unknown—they accept it and learn from it. They are not afraid of the many curve balls that life tends to throw their way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. They Are Unconventional and Spontaneous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Because they are not afraid of the unknown, self-actualized people tend to be very spontaneous and unconventional. While they are able to follow most social and cultural expectations, they have no problem doing their own thing when they decide it’s appropriate.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They do not feel confined by the norms of society and are willing to explore the unknown world beyond those expectations, even if the new experience is not a social norm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. They Have a Thoughtful Sense of Humor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-actualized people have a deep and thoughtful sense of humor. They are very good at finding the humor in most situations, and they enjoy laughing at themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the other hand, they never use humor to embarrass or ridicule other people, and they never make jokes at the expense of others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Path to Self-Actualization

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So there you have it: 13 traits that self-actualized people share. To get on the path to self-actualization, you can study these traits and seek to live a life that mirrors them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There’s no step-by-step plan to follow to become self-actualized. However, these 13 traits offer you a guide to becoming more self-actualized over time. Remember, becoming self-actualized is not a destination; it’s a journey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You can learn to be more present in your life, to accept yourself and those around you, and to be more spontaneous and unconventional. You can work towards finding your purpose in life, to becoming more humanitarian, and embracing the unknown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As you live your life, focus on improving these 13 areas of your life, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming self-actualized.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [1] Very Well Mind: Peak Experiences in Psychology

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